Carlos Acosta on ICE Detention: Before and After His Election

Yesterday McHenry County Blog pointed readers to the Chicago Sun-Times article about the money received from the Federal government for housing illegal aliens. In it, newly-elected McHenry County Board member Carlos Acosta is indirectly quoted as saying, “asked whether the … Continue reading

Board Candidates Answer Whether McHenry County Should Keep ICE Detention Center

One of the questions at the October 11th McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night was whether candidates supported the used of the Jail as an ICE detention center. First to answer was Democrat Carlos Acosta. He said it … Continue reading

Reflecting on Children at Trump and Woodstock Anti-ICE Rallies

From Dorr Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Rich Roston: Lefty NYTimes photographer finds children at Trump rallies heartbreaking I found it heartbreaking to watch mothers bring their children to an anti-ICE rally Damon Winter is a staff photographer for the Opinion … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Off Hook in ICE Detention Situation Stimulated by Bruce Rauner’s Signing Santuary State Bill

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: Last Remaining “Illinois Trust Act” Legal Action Dissolved A civil suit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim alleging unlawful incarceration was dropped Wednesday, putting an end to the protracted litigation … Continue reading

McHenry County Jail Inmate Probably Dies of “Perforated Duodenal Ulcer with Spillage of Fecal Contents into Abdominal Cavity”

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski about the death of McHenry County Jail inmate anr Spring Grove resident Jody Fortino, aged 48,  after being taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry. The Coroner reports “no evidence of foul … Continue reading

Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Immigration Suit vs. Sheriff Prim Dropped by Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys who filed a class action immigration lawsuit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the Sheriff’s Office voluntarily dismissed the … Continue reading

Hebron Guy Arrested for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Returned to McHenry County

Eaau Ancheyta Hernandez, arrested for predatory criminal assault of a Hebron child, has been returned from Iowa to McHenry County. He was arrested after a ten-day manhunt in Ames, Iowa. He is now in the McHenry County Jail where hiding … Continue reading

Prayer Vigil and March to McHenry County Jail in Support of Detained Immigrants Sunday

That’s pretty much what the flyer passed out at the candidates’ night held by the McHenry County Democratic Party at McHenry County College last night. The request for attendance was from the first speaker, District 5 County Board candidate Carlos … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading

Jenner & Block Pulls Out of Illegal Alien McHenry County Jail Domestic Battery Case

On Monday, the powerhouse firm of Jenner & Block filed a motion withdrawing its representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and ICE to be an illegal alien. The firm filed a 93-page brief Friday, September … Continue reading

Jenner & Block Law Firm Files 93-Page Brief in Support of Release of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez from McHenry County Jail

The prominent Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block has taken over the representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department to be an illegal alien. McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim refused to release Macedo-Hernandez, a twenty-some … Continue reading

Expect TV Trucks at the Courthouse Wednesday

Chicago television stations will probably be ringing the Courthouse Wednesday for the results of  Niceforo Hernandez-Macedo’s hearing. The 20-year Crystal Lake resident, a landscaper by occupation, but not an American citizen, was arrested domestic battery, a misdemeanor. Friday, Sheriff Bill Prim … Continue reading

David McSweeney Urges Sheriff Bill Prim to Contact U.S. Justice Department re Illegals

State Rep. David McSweeney has urged McHenry County Sheriff to ask advice from the United States Attorney Jeff sessions with regard to how to react to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing into law a bill entitled, “The Trust Act.” Sessions opposed … Continue reading

Sheriff Hiring Corrections Officers

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Corrections Officer Applications Now Available: Testing is May 27th. Check out our website for more information The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. Physical fitness tests … Continue reading